Kate Middleton Is Breathtaking At Official Palace Reception Standing Alongside Prince William

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a reception to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit at Buckingham Palace on January 20, 2020 in London, England.
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Kate Middleton was absolutely breathtaking in a new Instagram post where she stood alongside her husband Prince William during an official royal reception at Buckingham Palace.

The future Queen of England was stunning in a red dress that came to rest just above her ankles. The amazing gown was cut slim to fit Kate’s long and lean figure.

Covered in exquisite and delicate beadwork that went from her neckline through the long sleeves of the garment to the bottom of the dress, the Duchess of Cambridge was a sight to behold.

The top and bodice of the dress were darker in color while the illusion sleeves showed a hint of Kate’s skin peeking through. The bottom of the gown was an overlay of red tulle, dyed to match the dress, over what appeared to be a lace bottom. With the dress, Kate wore coordinating pumps.

Prince William was equally elegant, wearing a dark-colored tailored suit, a dark maroon tie, and a white shirt.

The couple was on hand to mark the U.K.-Africa Investment Summit.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark today’s UK-Africa ???????????? Investment Summit. At the reception The Duke spoke of his love of Africa, saying: • “The African continent holds a very special place in my heart. • It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died. • And when deciding where best to propose to Catherine, I could think of no more fitting place than Kenya to get down on one knee.” • Today’s Summit brought together Heads of State and Government and senior representatives from African countries, key multilateral agencies and high-profile UK and African businesses to demonstrate the strength of the relationship between the UK and Africa. Earlier in the day The Duke held audiences with President @nakufoaddo ???????? of Ghana and President @PaulKagame ???????? of Rwanda at Buckingham Palace. The Duke and Duchess were joined at this evening's reception by The Princess Royal and The Earl and Countess of Wessex. The Countess was also celebrating her birthday today — Happy Birthday! Take a look at our Story ???? to see more from behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace. Photos ???? by Kensington Palace. #InvestinAfrica

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In his comments regarding his love for the continent, Prince William noted that he and Kate became engaged there. Africa was also where he, his brother Prince Harry, and his father, Prince Charles, traveled while they mourned the loss of his mother, the late Princess Diana of Wales.

The prince also met with President Naku Addo of Ghana and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda prior to the official palace event.

Fans of the royal couple posted their admiration and good wishes for the future of the monarchy in the accompanying comments section of the post.

“That’s what you call Royal Family! Great couple,” said a fan of both Prince William and Kate Middleton.

“Best couple in the royal family, can’t wait for them to take over one day, although I do love our Queen,” said a fellow Brit.

“Such a beautiful couple… and much admired for their grace, diplomacy and continued outlook for the Africa and rest of the world,” commented a third follower of the couple.

Prince William is second in line of succession to lead the British monarchy after Prince Charles.

While it has not been decided when the father of three — Princes George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte — will ascend to the top position in the monarchy, as his father will likely take the throne after his mother Queen Elizabeth, Prince William continues to present himself as one of the most well-spoken and respected members of the clan.

His children, beginning with his oldest son Prince George, are next in the line of succession after their father.